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Arizona College of Nursing

The Arizona College of Nursing, established in 1991 by a group of pharmacists, has grown into a leading institution for vocational medical education with a mission to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the community. Operating across 20 campuses in 12 states, it offers a range of programs including Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, and Healthcare Administration, and is renowned for its dynamic, culturally enriched learning environment. The college is thoroughly accredited, including a BSN program recognized by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and maintains affiliations with various prestigious organizations and nursing associations, enhancing its credibility and support within the nursing community. Dedicated to continuous improvement and workforce relevance, the Arizona College of Nursing offers tailored educational programs and strong career development support, making it a compelling option for those pursuing careers in health professions, evidenced by its robust placement support and state-of-the-art training facilities.
  • 8330 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Suite B100 Dallas, TX 75243
  • Healthcare Administration, Medical Assisting

Arlington Career Institute

Arlington Career Institute, located in Grand Prairie, Texas, specializes in legal and healthcare programs, offering fast-track courses that can be completed in as little as 10 months. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, the institute provides flexible class schedules, hands-on externships, and career placement support, boasting a 100% acceptance rate.
  • 2201 E. Lamar Boulevard, Suite 105 Arlington, TX 76006
  • Healthcare and Nursing, Law

Austin Career Institute

Founded in 2012, Austin Career Institute (ACI) is a for-profit vocational school known for its career-focused education and community commitment. ACI offers certifications in various trades, including Medical Assistant, Electrical Tech, Solar Power, and HVAC, with flexible class schedules and notable accreditation from the Council on Occupational Education.
  • 7215 Cameron Rd. Austin, TX 78752
  • Medical Assisting, Skilled Trades

Champions School of Real Estate

Champions School of Real Estate, founded in 1983 and owned by Rita Santamaria with Kimberly Dydalewicz as President, is a leading for-profit institution in Texas offering comprehensive real estate education. With seven locations statewide, they provide flexible class schedules and specialized exam preparation courses, emphasizing quality education accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
  • 13801 Ranch Road 620 N Suite 100 Austin, TX 78717
  • 3010 N Loop 1604 W, Suite 202 San Antonio, TX 78231
  • Real Estate

Concorde Career College

With several locations throughout the United States, Concorde prepares attendees for jobs in healthcare and dentistry. This institution prides itself on providing an educational experience that is student centered, community based, and achievement driven.

Career seekers interested in studying a trade in healthcare or dental care can go to Concorde Career College for a diploma or associate degree in an array of fields. The institution offers programs in diagnostics, including cardiovascular and medical sonography. Allied health programs include medical assisting and office administration.

Several programs also focus on patient care, such as massage therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, surgical technology, and coursework for physical therapy assistants. Concorde helps interested students prepare for high-level dental care, as well, with programs and training for dental assistants and hygienists.

  • 12606 Greenville Ave, Suite 130 Dallas, TX 75243
  • 3015 W Interstate 20 Grand Prairie, TX 75052
  • 4803 NW Loop 410, Suite 200 San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Healthcare and Nursing, Massage Therapy, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiology, Wellness

Cortiva Institute

With over 30 locations in 13 states, Cortiva Institute serves many people looking for careers in massage therapy or skin care. Students can complete accelerated programs in less than a year. All tracks are nationally accredited. During schooling, attendees are able to grow as professionals to prepare for their futures.
  • 808 West I-20, Suite 100 Arlington, TX 76017
  • 1055 S. Sherman St., Suite 100/110 Richardson, TX 75081
  • 13163 Northwest Fwy., Suite A Houston, TX 77040
  • Cosmetology and Barbering, Massage Therapy, Wellness

ECPI University

Originally known as East Coast Polytechnic Institute, ECPI University focuses on technology. However, there are programs in health science, culinary arts, nursing, business, and criminal justice as well. Campus locations are in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, and Texas. The institution embraces a hands-on approach to prepare students for jobs. Its ties to employers are a benefit too. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredits ECPI to give out a variety of degrees and diplomas.
  • 4715 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Healthcare and Nursing

Elite Welding Academy

Elite Welding Academy, established in 2006, provides hands-on training in various welding techniques aimed at immediate employment in the field. The academy offers certifications such as Combination Structural & Pipe Welding Diploma and Structural Welding Certification, with flexible class schedules. Accredited by multiple bodies, including ACCET and Texas Workforce Commission, the academy maintains an open admission policy and offers tuition ranging from $16,000 to $24,000.
  • 7119 Village Way Houston, TX 77087
  • Skilled Trades, Welding

FORTIS College

FORTIS provides people with a quality post-secondary education. The school has locations in 15 states that offer diploma and degree programs. These include accredited tracks in healthcare, business, technology, and other trades. Specific options vary by campus. The college also has online courses. This allows busy students the flexibility to complete their schooling at a pace that works for them. Attendees can earn associate’s degrees in business, human resources, or marketing.
  • 401 E. Palace Pkwy., Suite 100 Grand Prairie, TX 75050
  • 11201 West Oaks Mall Houston, TX 77082
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Trucking and Transportation

Houston Community College

Houston Community College (HCC) has been educating students since 1971. As an open-admission institution, interested learners have access to affordable education. At HCC, individuals can choose from eight areas of study at one of the school's many locations. The college prides itself on its commitment to open enrollment, diversity, and innovation.
  • 630 W Little York Houston, TX 77091
  • 1600 Texas Parkway Missouri City, TX 77489
  • 10041 Cash Rd Stafford, TX 77477
  • Automotive, Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Construction, Cosmetology and Barbering, Criminal Justice and Law, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Medical Assisting, Wellness

Interactive College of Technology

Interactive College of Technology is a for-profit school with seven campuses throughout Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas. Coursework at this institution allows students to gain industry certifications, teaching them the skills needed to work in a number of settings.

At the Interactive College of Technology, students can earn their GED, continuing education credits to qualify for a particular job or promotion, or pursue associate of science degrees in business and accounting. Two campuses, small class sizes, personalized instruction, flexible class schedules, and hands-on training allow students to earn their education on their own terms. ICT's North and Southwest Houston campuses also offer Vocational English as a Second Language classes and continuing education courses for those who need additional certifications for work.

  • 213 W Southmore Ave, Ste 101 Pasadena, TX 77502
  • 16801 Greenspoint Park Dr, Ste 150 Houston, TX 77060
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, HVAC and Building Services

Lincoln Tech

Now with over 20 locations across the United States, Lincoln Tech opened its first New Jersey campus in 1946. Specializing in hands-on technical career training, degree programs include automotive, health sciences, culinary arts, cosmetology, and other skilled trades. Educators work hard to give learners the practical skills needed to succeed in new vocations.
  • 2915 Alouette Dr. Grand Prairie, TX 75052
  • Automotive, Computer and Information Technology, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Machine Operation, Trucking and Transportation

Lone Star College

Lone Star College is a public, non-profit institution offering affordable education with academic courses, transfer programs, and job training for over 80,000 students each semester. It features a wide range of associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas, with flexible class schedules and practical work experiences.
  • 20515 SH 249 Houston, TX 77070
  • Business, Construction, Cosmetology, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, Skilled Trades, Sterile Processing Technician, Technology

Milan Institute

For over 30 years, Milan Institute has been providing career education and training in a variety of fields. Milan Institute is a family-owned institution with national accreditation. There are 11 locations throughout the western United States. The Milan Institute of Cosmetology also has six separate campuses. Programs offered include barbering, dental and medical assisting, massage therapy, and more.
  • 7001 I-40 West Amarillo, TX 79106
  • 6804 Ingram Road San Antonio, TX 78238
  • 1580 George Dieter Drive, Suite 207 El Paso, TX 79936
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Wellness

MyComputerCareer

MyComputerCareer (formerly TechSkills) provides career training courses in in the fields of healthcare, business, and information technology. Students can attend classes at one of the schools' locations in Ohio, Indiana, Texas or North Carolina.

  • 1701 E Lamar Blvd, Suite 250 Arlington, TX 76006
  • 12225 Greenville Ave, Suite 500 Dallas, TX 75243
  • 7908 N Sam Houston Parkway W, Suite 300 Houston, TX 77064
  • Computer and Information Technology, Healthcare and Nursing

North Central Texas College

North Central Texas College (NCTC) is the oldest continuously operating two-year college in Texas, established in 1924, and has expanded to six campuses. NCTC offers a wide range of career-focused programs and maintains a 100% acceptance rate due to its open admission policy.
  • 316 E. Hickory St. Denton, TX 76201 Denton, TX 76201
  • Computer and Information Technology, Construction, Cosmetology, Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Assisting, Skilled Trades

Northwest Educational Center

Northwest Educational Center is a trade school in Houston, TX, that's accredited by multiple state organizations and has two campuses. The school provides high-quality training to future healthcare and beauty professionals with programs for medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, class-A barbers, and cosmetologists.

Northwest Educational Center also has a program for cosmetology instructors who want to further their knowledge and skills to teach future students. Meanwhile, the school's construction technology program provides students with residential and commercial construction skills such as roofing, carpentry, electrical work, and plumbing.

  • 2910 Antoine Drive, Suite B-100 Houston, TX 77092
  • Cosmetology and Barbering

Paul Mitchell Schools

There are more than 100 Paul Mitchell Schools nationwide that prepare future professionals for careers in the beauty industry. Students can learn in-demand skills to become cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians and nail designers.
  • 309 Curtis Mathes Way #101 Arlington, TX 76018
  • 9503 Research Boulevard #310 Austin, TX 78759
  • 20807 Gulf Freeway Webster, TX 77598
  • 2389 Midway Road Carrollton, TX 75006
  • 10516 Katy Freeway A Houston, TX 77043
  • 18402 US-281 San Antonio, TX 78259
  • Cosmetology and Barbering

Pima Medical Institute

Pima Medical Institute, an employee-owned and accredited private career college, has been dedicated to medical education since 1972. Pima specializes in preparing students for the healthcare sector, encompassing medical, dental, and veterinary professions. Academic offerings range from certificate programs to associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.
  • 6926 Gateway Blvd E. El Paso, TX 79915
  • 11125 Equity Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77041
  • 6550 First Park Ten Blvd San Antonio, TX 78213
  • Dental, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiology, Veterinary Services

Remington College

Hands-on learning and experienced faculty members mark Remington College’s dedication to students. Since 1985, the school has grown to nearly 20 locations across the U.S. With offerings from vocational training to master’s degrees, there are options for everybody. Several programs are fully online, too. Training is available in Healthcare, Technology, Culinary Arts, Health & Beauty, and Skilled Trades, among others.
  • 300 E. Loop 820 Forth Worth, TX 76112
  • 1800 Eastgate Dr. Garland, TX 75041
  • 11310 Greens Crossing Blvd. Suite 300 Houston, TX 77067
  • 20985 Interstate 45 South Webster, TX 77598
  • Business, Construction, Cosmetology and Barbering, Criminal Justice and Law, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Phlebotomy Technician

Roadmaster Drivers School

Roadmasters Drivers School provides students with the skills and hands-on training they need to obtain a Class A commercial driver's license. The school partners with a variety of industries hiring new drivers with Class A licenses. Classroom locations are nationwide and the curriculum is between three and four weeks long. A truck driving education is both affordable and accessible to anyone looking for long time work that pays well.

  • 309 Successful Drive Fort Worth, TX 76140
  • 927 Eddie Rd San Antonio, TX 78219
  • 1224 Normandy Street Houston, TX 77015
  • Trucking and Transportation

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University is a liberal arts college offering many undergraduate and graduate degrees. Located north of Tampa, FL, the main campus has an enrollment of over 2,200 students. Total registration in online courses and at centers in other states is nearly 15,000. The school is the oldest Catholic institution of higher education in Florida.
  • 10461 D. Street, Building 1731, Room 206 Corpus Christi, TX 78419
  • Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute 

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute (STVT) offers practical, focused training in skilled trades, healthcare, and business across six campuses. STVT provides flexible class schedules, including day, evening, and hybrid options. In 2021, STVT entered a new phase under the ownership of ATI Career Training Center, reinforcing its dedication to empowering students with career-oriented education. STVT is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, ensuring high educational standards and compliance with state guidelines for vocational education.
  • 2241 S Watson Rd , Ste 181 Arlington, TX 76010
  • 734 SE Military Dr. San Antonio, TX 78214
  • 2144 Central Blvd. Brownsville, TX 78520
  • 2000 S Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78416
  • 2400 W Daffodil Ave. McAllen, TX 78501
  • Business, Healthcare and Nursing, Skilled Trades

South University

South University, founded in 1899 in Savannah, GA, has grown from a business-focused Draughon’s Practical Business College to a comprehensive university offering a broad spectrum of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Now spread across multiple states and online, the university serves a diverse student body with programs in fields like healthcare, business, and theology. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to confer a range of degrees, emphasizing its commitment to high academic standards. South University is celebrated for its effective blend of traditional and innovative educational approaches, providing robust career support to ensure graduates are prepared for success in their fields. With an acceptance rate of 100% and a dedication to making education accessible, South University stands as a significant choice for prospective students seeking comprehensive and flexible educational opportunities.
  • South University 1220 W. Louis Henna Blvd. Round Rock, TX 78681
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Assisting

Southern Careers Institute

With seven locations across Texas and an online program, Southern Careers Institute (SCI) focuses on vocational training. The school offers courses in welding, HVAC, the medical field, and several other job paths. Attendees can earn national and state recognized certifications.
  • 1701 W. Ben White Blvd, Ste 100 Austin, TX 78704
  • 935 North Expressway, Southwind Shopping Center Brownsville, TX 78520
  • 2422 Airline Road Corpus Christi, TX 78414
  • 1122 Morgan Blvd Harlingen, TX 78550
  • 1500 N Jackson Rd Pharr, TX 78577
  • 6963 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78238
  • 3700 S IH 35 Suite #100 Waco, TX 76706
  • Automotive, Business, Computer and Information Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, Electrical, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Tech, Trucking and Transportation, Welding

Strayer University

Strayer University is a private college that offers online and in-person programs from associate's to master's levels. The school has locations in over 15 different states. Degree options include business and criminal justice. SU has a mission to teach students the skills they need to grow and thrive.

  • 610 Uptown Blvd, Suite 3500 Cedar Hill, TX 75104
  • 221 N Kansas, Suite 110 El Paso, TX 79901
  • 100 Throckmorton St, Suite 120 Fort Worth, TX 76102
  • 218 E Ave D Killeen, TX 76541
  • 8501 N Mopac Expressway, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78759
  • 2711 LBJ Freeway, Suite 450 Farmers Branch, TX 75234
  • 10343 Sam Houston Park Dr, Suite 110 Houston, TX 77064
  • 40 NE Loop 410, Suite 500 San Antonio, TX 78216
  • 12603 Southwest Freeway, Suite 400 Stafford, TX 77477
  • Architecture, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Trucking and Transportation

Temple College

Established in 1926 to serve Temple, Texas, Temple College began in the basement of Temple High School and has since grown to a 108-acre campus in South Temple with additional sites in Hutto and Taylor. Accredited by SACSCOC, it offers over 160 majors, renowned for its arts, athletics, and healthcare education, with flexible class schedules and online options catering to diverse student needs. Temple College is a public institution owned by the State of Texas, known for its rigorous academics and accessible tuition rates for Texas residents.
  • 1600 Innovation Blvd. Hutto Hutto, TX 78634
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Healthcare and Nursing

Texas State Technical College

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is a state-supported, two-year vocational school with 11 campuses, offering over 40 hands-on programs to prepare students for in-demand jobs in Texas. The college provides both day and evening classes, hybrid learning options, and is accredited by the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • 26706 Southwest Freeway Rosenberg, TX 77471
  • 2189 FM 758, New Braunfels New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • 2082 Quantum Loop Abilene, TX 79602
  • 1600 Innovation Blvd (CR 108) Hutto, TX 78634
  • Aviation, Computer and Information Technology, Healthcare and Nursing, Skilled Trades

The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes offer training in marketing, interior & product design, visual design, film & production, fashion, gaming & technology, culinary arts, and animation & effects.
  • 1204 Chestnut St., Bastrop Austin, TX 78728
  • 8080 Park Ln. Dallas, TX 75231
  • 4140 Southwest Fwy. Houston, TX 77027
  • 10000 IH-10 West, Suite 200 San Antonio, TX 78256
  • Business, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Graphics, Design, and Arts

The College of Health Care Professions

The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) trains students for careers in the medical field. Founded by physicians and in operation for over 30 years, the school helps its graduates secure jobs. Classrooms use advanced technology for hands-on training. Classes for degree and certificate programs take place on campus or online. Tracks in allied healthcare include medical coding, dental assisting, nursing, and more. CHCP has locations throughout Texas with accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.
  • 6330 E Hwy 290 Ste 180 Austin, TX 78723
  • 8585 N Stemmons Freeway, Suite N-300 Dallas, TX 75247
  • 4248 North Freeway Fort Worth, TX 76137
  • 12230 Northwest Freeway Houston, TX 77092
  • 1917 Nolana Ave, Suite 100 McAllen, TX 78504
  • North San Antonio: 4738 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Radiology, Wellness

Tulsa Welding School

Tulsa Welding School (TWS) has campuses in Jacksonville, Houston, and Tulsa. The institution offers welding trade programs which could take as little as seven months to complete. Extra training in pipefitting may add to this time. An associate’s degree option is also available. Students can study other vocations as well, like HVAC or electrical technology. Specific choices differ by location.
  • 243A Greens Rd. Houston, TX 77060
  • HVAC and Building Services, Welding

Universal Technical Institute

Universal Technical Institute trains students on skilled trades in the automotive, marine, diesel, and motorcycle fields. The school also teaches vocations like welding and CNC machining. Some locations focus on training for specific products, often with input from big companies such as Yamaha, BMW, and Harley-Davidson. Student support services helps with financial aid, housing and more.
  • 5151 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063
  • 721 Lockhaven Dr. Houston, TX 77073
  • 301 W. Howard Lane Austin, TX 78753
  • Automotive, Cosmetology and Barbering, Trucking and Transportation

Upper Iowa University

UIU’s online Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Public Administration degrees are designed to give you the flexibility you need to balance classwork with your career.
  • 761st Tank Bn Ave. Fort Hood, TX 76544
  • Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, Social Services

Vista College

Online and on-campus career training in healthcare, business, technology, legal, cosmetology and the trades.
  • 6101 Montana Ave. El Paso, TX 79925
  • 1001 S Fort Hood St. Killeen, TX 76541
  • 3871 Stagg Dr., Ste 194 Beaumont, TX 77701
  • 2704 Texas Ave. S. College Station, TX 77840
  • 1905 W Loop 281, Ste 21 Longview, TX 75604
  • 4620 50th St. Lubbock, TX 79414
  • Business, Cosmetology and Barbering, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Veterinary Services

West Coast University

With six campuses in California, Texas, and Florida, as well as online options, West Coast University (WCU) offers classes in healthcare. The school prides itself on its student-focused, career-oriented curriculum. Some programs allow people to complete their education in about a year.
  • 8435 N Stemmons Fwy. Dallas, TX 75247
  • Healthcare and Nursing, Wellness

Wharton County Junior College

Learners at Wharton County Junior College can choose to take courses online or at one of the school's four campuses located in Texas. This institution has a number of different degree pathways available for earning a certificate or associate's degree.

  • 911 Boling Highway Wharton, TX 77488
  • 5333 FM 1640 Richmond, TX 77469
  • 14004 University Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479
  • 4000 Avenue F Bay City, TX 77414
  • Automotive, Business, Cosmetology and Barbering, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Wellness


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